"WE ARE THE VANGUARD OF HONOUR. THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE BLOOD ANGELS. WE BRING DEATH." The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC, Mac and Linux in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,089 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013

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August 12

Space Hulk Ascension Edition Announced!

We've just announced a new stand alone edition of Space Hulk, Space Hulk Ascension Edition.

You can find more info and the new Trailer here:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/08/12/space-hulk-ascension-edition/

Or on our new website:

http://www.spacehulk-ascension.com/

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which builds upon the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons and enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features to both the single player and multiplayer experience.

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May 21

Space Hulk 1.5 Co-op + New Mp lobby

We just added the new co-op feature to Space Hulk as well and smart new lobby system that will make it easier for player to start multiplayer gamers

We've also created a new 5 mission DLC campaign to go with the Co-op release called the "Harbinger of Torment"

Quick Features/improvements:
Coop! Works with all existing multi-squad missions
Completely new multiplayer lobby system.
Added Harbinger of Torment Campaign
Various Bug Fixes

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Reviews

“I really think they’ve nailed it – both the strategy and the feel, retaining what makes Space Hulk Space Hulk while convincingly turning it into a videogame, not a mere boardgame made from pixels.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“In every significant way, it looks and feels like the board game I remember from back in the day, fleshed out to match the Warhammer 40K vibe we’ve experienced in other games.”
Venturebeat

“Full Control has recreated the board game in almost perfect detail, from the design on the hulk’s floors to the individually-named First Chapter Blood Angel Terminators of the Sin of Damnation campaign.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

"WE ARE THE VANGUARD OF HONOUR. THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE BLOOD ANGELS. WE BRING DEATH."

The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC, Mac and Linux in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

Take control of the Adeptus Astartes of the Blood Angel chapter and guide them towards glory, while battling fierce Xenos and uncovering ancient relics in the infested confines of the massive Space Hulk named “Sin of Damnation”.

The game is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience in both singleplayer and multiplayer.

Customers purchasing Space Hulk will receive a free copy of the Deathwing Terminator DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance by Eutechnyx

Key Features:

  • The first Space Hulk computer game in 17 years! Available on multiple platforms.
  • Set in the hugely popular Warhammer 40,000 universe! Official license of the legendary boardgame from Games Workshop.
  • Turn-based tactical strategy game! Based on the popular and iconic board game mechanics.
  • Blood Angel Terminators! Fight the ferocious Genestealers with heroes of the mighty Blood Angels.
  • Fearsome Genestealers with challenging AI! Meet unforgiving hordes of Genestealers!
  • Thematic 3D environment! Experience the dark labyrinth of a Space Hulk as never before..
  • Single player campaign based on the "Sin of Damnation" space hulk! Take on the Sin of Damnation campaign, which includes 3 brand new prequel missions and the 12 missions from the classic board game.
  • Multiplayer head-to-head recreating the board game experience against a friend! Get in the hot seat and battle it out with a friend.
  • Cross platform multiplayer between Windows PC, Mac, Linux and iOS! Play asynchronous against friends and foes on multiple platforms.
  • Now with online Co-op mode!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.8.4
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Space Hulk... the little game that could. You usually look at games with ratings like this one and think that they're crap, but an average rating, especially in this case, means exactly that; it's an average game. It's barely worth it's asking price. The biggest problem with this game is that it simply can't measure up to its competitors, specifically XCOM, which you could have gotten with the money spent on this. Although this is a very fun game, it's just painfully average. It doesn't have much longevity, is very limited in terms of features or replayability, along with overall production quality. It's a game that will always feel like it's in a beta, know what I mean? Even if you take advantage of the 2 player multiplayer repeatedly, it's hard to justify the money spent on this. Regardless of how much you may have loved the board game or Warhammer, it's just hard to recommend this over other titles... specifically XCOM. DLCs extend the life of this generic product, but cost even more money. They're asking a lot for what is little more than an Indie title. While the graphics are nicer than a cheap 2D game, that's basically where the advantage list ends. They are pricing this well above normal 10-15$ Indie titles, and you're not getting that value in return.

At the end of the day, it's not a game that's going to upset you, it's just one that's going to disappoint you because you probably wish the Warhammer license was going to bigger games like it used to. We used to get Dawn of War or Space Marine level titles with this license, now we get a port of a board game and a copy/paste unit lane game(Storm of Vengeance). Next it'll probably be Warhammer Solitaire, or Warhammer Bingo, and we'll be even more depressed about the death of this license. If there's one thing to make the THQ closure a sad day for the industry, it's that it basically took the Warhammer universe with it. Hopefully Eternal Crusade will finally breath life back into this franchise by giving us a triple A title that it deserves.

Do I recommend this game? That's a tough one. It's not really a bad game. I quite enjoy it. It's just hard to justify paying what they want for it. Even off a discount, it doesn't stand up against other titles, which you also could have gotten off a discounts(You could have gotten XCOM for 10$ if you wanted). If this is something you can support, either because you want a video board game, or like the license that much, I say to go for it. There's worse things to spend your money on or worse things to support. The developers definitely tried to make this as good as they could; patching it for many months post release and rolling out DLCs; it was not just a cash grab or another product skinned with Warhammer to sell it. They liked the license as much as any fan and the game was based on the Warhammer board game from the start. I'm recommending the game, but I do so with a frown and a little disappointment.
Posted: May 8
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Straight forward turn based strategy. Like a board game come to life really. Not for you if you like anything more fast paced, but it gets pretty tactical and there are certainly some nail biting moments when you're waiting to see if your plans work or the Genestealers inch closer.
Posted: June 19
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Really great game, but I can understand why most people wouldn't enjoy it so much. It is important to keep in mind that this is a board game with 6-sided dice rolls, moving along square spaces, and everything that entails. I must admit that after playing Dawn of War 2 and Space Marine, it was off-putting to see my space marines die after failing to block once in close combat, but that is how the boardgame worked.

This game requires you to think tactically and act carefully, and once you get the hang of it, then you'll really be enjoying all of the different objectives you'll be tasked with in all of the missions. My only real problem with this game is that there is no music during the missions, and every space marine's voice is the same (even the sergeants with names). Because of the lack of anything sounding interesting for missions that can last for as long as a half-hour, I put my game into windowed mode and ran video podcasts in the background while I played.

I'd say this is a great game for anyone new or experienced in the Warhammer 40k franchise.
Posted: May 25
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
First things first, it has to be said that there has been furor and controversy over this title, and I feel it important to state something clearly. This IS Space Hulk, if you played the board game years ago you will ADORE this game, it's a massive dose of nostalgia in modern format where the termies even fall over like you toppled the piece and the fact you can jam 3 times in a row, then get mauled to death even though you have a lightning claw is both perfectly feasible and horribly likely at the critical moment. That's honestly what MADE the original board game, and this has been kept as true to canon as possibly COULD be in a video game release.

This is a title for all of you out there who had the board game and lost it, just want to play long distance with a friend (co-op now included btw, awesomesauce) or who those of you who have the board game already, 200,000 points of army for your favourite chapter and just about every game ever released with the 40K banner on it. Fanboys will want this, just because.

However, I also feel a whole new generation of gamers out there, especially those of you who already dig the indie vibe and don't expect AAA UIs as long as the game itself plays well, are also in for a treat. This game, back in the day *points at apartment block and mutters something about fields* pretty much defined a generation of gamers, and we're the ones making the games you play now, so give a moment of your time and you will likely be pleasantly surprised by the tension, frustration and pure gaming experience this title has to offer.

The game is limited, yes. Of course it is, because it IS a board game. To call this a legitimate criticism would be like saying an online game of monopoly should have more realistic money and offer experience upgrades to your character so as to improve your chances of landing on certain tiles....that wouldn't be monopoly then, would it, and complaints would arise I have no doubt. Don't expect a video game reimagining of a board game, if you want that then go for Space Hulk - Ascension instead, there you will find a PC game retelling of an old classic. If you like to immerse yourself in the classics themselves, then buy this game.
Posted: October 16
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
I haven't played the board game so I can't speak on that. I am a huge fan of the 40k universe and played the original Space Hulk DOS game when I was a kid. This version is obviously much better but at times feels clunky. Once you figure out a level there is a pretty obvious best way to beat it which doesn't leave much replay value. It's also a bit annoying that melee combat is left entirely to chance, a feature I didn't like in the original game either because you basically always lose.

It's entertaining once you figure out what you're doing.
Posted: June 8
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244 of 260 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Space Hulk is a game about how terrible it would be if you and all your friends were the size of refridgerators, and you all lived in a house made of hallways so you had to walk everywhere single file, and the house contained an unlimited amount of aliens that wanted to kill you.

Space Hulk is a turn based strategy game that seems to be a pretty faithul digital recreation of the Games Workshop boardgame, transparency included (You can see the results of all dice rolls). Throughout the game, you lead a squad (sometimes 2) of Blood Angel Terminators through a space hulk, which seems to be a ton of spaceships that have fused together in ridiculous ways. You're given a different objectve in every mission and as you attempt to fulfill it, Tyranid Genestealers spawn from multiple spawn points in an attempt to overwhelm your squad. In order to complete your mission, you have to take and hold positions against the Genestealers and accomplish the objective, quietly hoping you never have to assault through them.

At the beginning of each mission, you're given somewhere between 2-12 Terminators, each with their own equipment and abilities, and an objective to fulfill. Each Terminator gets 4 action points at the start of a turn, and the whole squad shares a pool of 1-6 extra points called "Command Points", which allows Terminators to perform actions outside of their allotted 4 points. You'll move your Terminators through the narrow corridors, carefully stacking them in formation, always being wary of lines of sight and lanes of approach to reach whatever your objective maybe.

This is a game about positioning, planning, and risk management. With the exception of a couple of missions, you'll never be able to kill all the genestealers, they simply keep coming and coming until you accomplish your objective and/or all of your troops are dead. So, you have to establish a good defensive position, preferably with long lines of sight. Overwatch is the most powerful ability in the game, and one that allows you to shoot at all approaching enemies as long as your bolter doesn't jam (On each shot, you roll two dice, and any time you roll doubles your bolter jams). This allows you to dominate corridors, though a Genestealer can still slip past if your roll low enough consistently. Sometimes, the most tempting positions are ones that are only a few squares long, and you have to decide if the risk of only having a few squares to shoot at is worth sparing only one Terminator for that position. If the overwatch fails, you could find yourself overrun. Or, you can use 2 Terminators to guard 2 longer corridors, removing one from use in another portion of the map.

It's a fun game, and the dependence on luck makes it incredibly tense. Granted, you can mitigate risk, but you'll never be able to remove it completely. My understanding of the game is that its relsease was filled with all sort of weird glitches and problems, but I haven't encountered a single one yet. I haven't had a chance to try mutliplayer yet, so I can't comment on that.

If you're a fan of careful, deliberate, tense strategy, I highly recommend this. I'm nearly done with the main campaign and enjoyed every minute of it, and I'm looking forward to moving on to the DLC.

What I paid for it: 10 dollars
What I would pay for it: 25 dollars.

For context, I know very little about WH40K and didn't even know the board game existed until playing this. All of the above impressions were based on playing on Normal.
Posted: January 4
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